Are you familiar with eternity rings? If not, we made this guide to help you. There are many different reasons why an eternity ring is one of the best anniversary gifts to give. They are usually used to mark an important event in a relationship and are given to express love.
Keep reading if you are interested in learning more about the background of these beautiful rings. We also will be providing some helpful tips to ensure that you pick the perfect ring. Let’s get started.
What is an Eternity Ring?
An eternity ring is usually a band made from a precious metal that holds a line of gemstones. Some variants have the stones go the entire way around the ring; others stop at the halfway point. This other version is known as the half-band, getting its name from the stones going halfway around the finger. Both are gorgeous, so it is up to you what kind you choose.
Eternity rings are designed to represent unending love, as the band of the ring never ends since it is a complete circle. Because of this, these eternity rings make wonderful gifts between partners who want to express their love for one another.
Where Did They Start?
The first eternity rings can be traced back to Ancient Egypt – about 4,000 years ago! It was said that Egyptians would give them as gifts to represent their undying love for another. The earliest discovered versions were a circle with stones set in them, or a snake eating its tail.
The serpent was also a symbol of infinity to the Ancient Egyptians, symbolizing the never-ending circle of life and death. This creature was also called “Ouroboros,” and it often appeared in their jewelry.
These rings have a rich history, but they have always been given as a sign of love. If you want to let your significant other know that you appreciate them deeply, then giving them a ring like this would be a wonderful way to do it.
Eternity Ring Meaning Today
The eternity ring’s meaning has not changed much since it originated in Ancient Egypt. They are still symbols of eternal love. They are also now often given as a gift when the couple has just had their first child – a huge step in a relationship that is worth celebrating.
Diamond rings used to be gifted among couples as a way to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. However, traditions have been changing, and very few people wait that long now. You can give them as gifts for anniversaries or any other special event.
When giving an eternity ring as a gift for a birthday or a new child entering the family, adding in a birthstone to represent that month is always a wonderful and meaningful gesture.
What Finger Do You Wear It On?
Eternity rings were traditionally worn on the same finger where you would wear a wedding ring – the left ring finger. However, there is no wrong way to wear an eternity ring; you can wear it on whichever finger you’d like.
Tradition also stated that when you stack an eternity ring and wedding ring, the wedding ring should still be closer to your heart. This would mean that the wedding ring would be put on your finger first, followed by the eternity ring. Still, you can choose to follow tradition or place the rings in whatever order you would like.
How to Pick the Perfect Eternity Ring
Get the Right Size
Of course, before you do any eternity ring shopping, you will want to know the right ring size. It would not be a good experience to give someone a gorgeous eternity ring, only to find out that it did not fit them at all.
Luckily, eternity rings are traditionally worn on the left ring finger, next to the engagement or wedding ring. If you know the size of that ring, then you can accurately buy the eternity ring in the same size without any issues.
This chart can help you if you are still trying to figure out what your ring size is.
Learn About Their Style
If you are purchasing a ring for yourself, you will already know what styles you like and what best suits you. However, buying for your significant other can be tricky. How do you know what style of eternity ring they will like?
The easiest way (without asking them directly) would be to pay attention to the jewelry they wear day-to-day. What color metals do you see them wearing more – silver, gold, rose gold, or something else? This can be a great stepping off point into figuring out what kind of ring they would cherish the most.
Do you ever see them wearing a certain type of gemstone? Matching the gem you pick to one they already love would be a good idea, especially if they could wear them together. For example, if you are married, then matching the eternity ring to their wedding ring would be a good idea.
If you pick the same materials that the wedding ring is made from, they are sure to look nice together on your significant other’s finger. David Von has many quality eternity rings available, all of which can be customized, so you can be sure to find a perfect match.
Finally, has your significant other mentioned wanting a particular type of ring? Maybe they mentioned something about wanting to wear more rose gold because they love the color, or maybe they said something about enjoying the elegant look of thinner rings. You can even try asking them without giving the surprise away.
Don’t Be Afraid to Get Specific
Eternity rings come in a wide range of styles. So, if you want to find the perfect one, you are going to need to be able to get very specific. That way, you can determine the exact type of ring that you want.
For example, you will want to also consider the settings on the eternity ring. They are a few different styles, the most popular being: channel, prong, bezel, and flush. If you are trying to match with their wedding ring, then be sure to pick the same type of setting style.
Think About the Ring Metals
When choosing the metal you want the band to be made from, whatever color you like the best would be a perfect choice. All of our rings are made from durable materials since we are sure that you would want to wear them every day.
The gold we use is strong, so you do not need to worry about it being damaged with frequent wear. Other materials used in eternity rings include platinum, which is extremely durable as well.
You can match the ring metal to the metal of their wedding or engagement ring as well. Your significant other will be certain to love wearing them together. Our rings also have customization options, so you can choose the type of gold that the band is made from.
Eternity rings are beautiful and have a rich history focused on undying love. They make the perfect gift and are often given on special occasions. We have a wide range available for you to pick from, so do not be afraid to contact us if you have any questions about picking out an eternity ring.
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